With a few days until Hanukah and Christmas Day, let the mad dash for last minute gifts begin. I have created a helpful and inexpensive guide to some gift ideas for the beauty lovers on your list. Remember, gifts should really have thought behind them. It’s easy to pick something up, add it to your cart and check someone off your list; however, does it symbolize who they are, how well you know the person or how much you care? Gifts shouldn’t have to show off how much money you have but rather the time you took to know what someone may want, like or find useful.
“These are a few of my favorite things…”
Sephora Collection Breakups to Makeup Glitter Gold & Everything Bold Bag ($18) –Breakups to Makeup is one of those cult brands I have been following for quite some time. They create these beauty accessories with cute sayings like “Love raised me lipstick saved me.” The CEO is an amazing Latina who has made her brand flourish. Now her clutches can be found on Sephora’s shelves. Love them! (Sephora)
Benefit Cosmetics 1st Prize Highlighters ($18) – Benefit was the first brand I knew promoted the use of highlighters some 15 years ago. My sister was getting married and I went to their counter to get recommendation for the big event. The sales person pulled out this little bottle of High Beam and proceeded to make two small Xs on the high points of my cheek. I thought she was weird, the product was dumb and it didn’t make any sense why anyone would want to have any kind of BEAM on their face. WOW…was I ever wrong! “Beam me up, Scotty…” (Sephora, Ulta)
Real Techniques 6 Miracle Sponge Set ($20) – I recently posted how wonderful the Real Technique complexion sponge is. Now you can get a set of 6 for the price of 1 Beauty Blender. The set comes with various sized sponges. (Real Techniques)
Sephora Favorites, Give Me Some Bold Lip ($28) – The set includes a few popular bold lippies in sample size. It’s a sweet sampler gift to pique a lipstick lover’s appetite. (Sephora)
L’Occitane Hand Cream Trio ($28) – It’s L’Occitane! Nuff Said… (Sephora)
Caudalie Favorites ($39) – Caudalie is a brand introduced to me in recent years. They are a luxury skincare line and you can truly feel the richness of their products. This is a set of 6 travel sized beloved products. (Sephora)
Korres Greek Yoghurt Winter Skin Rescue ($39) – This set is ideal for those who maybe suffering from dehydrated or parched skin during these winter months. The key ingredient used is Yogurt, a moisturizing agent that provides vitamins and minerals to the skin. (Sephora)
Too Faced Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Palette ($49) – This brand happens to be one of my favorites EVER! Too Faced has some of the prettiest and most popular eyeshadow palettes. This particular palette has been on my radar since last spring but sold out before I could even pull out my wallet. NOT THIS TIME! This palette would make any makeup lover drool. (Sephora)
Kat Von D Everlasting Mini Liquid Lipstick Set ($49) – Great brand, great set, great lippies. I can’t say enough about Kat Von D liquid lipsticks. They are great! This set includes 6 minis. (Sephora)
Bobbi Brown Bobbi To Glow Shimmer Brick Palette ($51.50) – Three famous highlighters all in one palette. You can’t go wrong with giving a gift of The Glow! (Sephora)
Peter Thomas Roth Mask-A-Holic 5 Piece Kit ($75) – I love face masks and Peter Thomas Roth makes some amazing ones. This set is extremely well priced, as you are getting 5 jars to try. The 24k one has been recommended to me by many makeup artists who actually use it to provide a golden dewy complexion. (Sephora)
I set out to be as cost conscious as possible. As I’ve said before, no need to sacrifice the pockets for good beauty products. I hope this list provided some help and guidance. Until next time, my beauties!
Wishing you all the Happiest of Holidays filled with love, laughter and highlight!
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